Eighth Meeting. 31st October, 1883.
Dr. Newman, Vice-president, in the chair.
It was announced that Dr. Buller had been chosen to vote in the election of Governors of the New Zealand Institute for the ensuing year.
1. “On the Anatomy of the Cuttle-fish, (Sepioteuthis bilineata),” by H. B. Kirk, M.A.; with drawings and preparations in spirit. (Transactions, p. 145.)
2. “On some rare Species of New Zealand Birds,” by Dr. Buller, F.R.S. (Transactions, p. 308.)
3. Dr. Buller also communicated some notes made by Mr. C. H. Robson on the Eastern Golden Plover, Charadrius fulvus. (Transactions, p. 308.)
Dr. Hector said that the fact that the Golden Plover was found breeding at sea-level was curious, as he had only met with it formerly at great altitudes on Black Peak, Otago, in 1862.
4. “On Hieracidea novæ-zealandiæ and H. brunnea,” by W. W. Smith, communicated by Dr. Buller. (Transactions, p. 318.)
5. Dr. Hector exhibited a specimen containing silver, and associated with Tellerium, found at the Thames, which latter mineral is thus discovered for the first time in New Zealand. He had recognized it among some specimens shown to him by Mr. Pond of Auckland, and his identification had been confirmed by Mr. Skey's analysis of the mineral. The locality is reported to be near Karangahape Mine.